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Old 12-08-2010, 11:15 PM   #1
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Here the crazy abortion of a truck I started with. Work has been slow this week. So I decided to do a much needed re-build.

Fully Loaded AX-10 Axles, custom chassis and WK transmission.



Here's the new sweetness . . .



I didn't like the stock motor plate with my little puller motor, so I started cutting up the stock one.



Then cut out a template of a new one



Then did some cutting and filing while I was waiting for some more work to come in.



Here it is mounted in the chassis, still need to cut off some excess material. But it's a good start!



The motor only hangs out the chassis like 3/8"



SSZ wheels mounted up (Thanks to Falloout ) And steering roughly mocked up.



With 725 hubs im right at 10.5" at the widest part of the tire.



600's in the rear for just over 10" width.



Turnin' right



Turnin' left



Electronics and Battery plate for the front links





It looks like everything will fit just perfectly! Thanks again Chris for the Batteries!



Mocked up in the chassis and at full compression




That's all for now! More updates to come this week!

TOM
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:21 PM   #2
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Looks great man, I love mine.

I really am diggin those VP wheels
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:26 AM   #3
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Looks great man, I love mine.

I really am diggin those VP wheels
Thanks, they were modified by falloout for his Ti Fighter.

W,hat body is everybody running on this chassis?

I picked up a the parma body crawler body today, but im not sure how well it's going to fit.

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Old 12-09-2010, 08:00 AM   #4
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Austin and I both run the Parma. It fits and works well.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:34 PM   #5
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Got some more work done late last night on the shocks

These are the rod ends I used. They are for a Revo/Jato.



Threaded in a long 3mm set screw



Then chucked it up in a drill



Then took a hack saw blade to make a groove in it



Now its ready for the e-clip!





Associated Gold springs



Epoxy lined Shrink Tube is my friend!



Almost finished



And done!





At full steering

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Old 12-09-2010, 12:42 PM   #6
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Here is the electronics I was able to finish up!

Clear shrink tube over the BEC and 18 gauge wire. Don't mind the dent in the Capacitor



It's hard to see the details, but I used a micro deans for the power and ground to the servo, then used the regular end to go into the reciever with just the yellow wire intact.



Nice and clean with just the motor wires running to the back of the chassis!





All ready to run, minus body mounts



And the final weight!



It's going to gain some weight once I install the Robinson transmission gears and spool. So it will probably end up being right at 5lbs.

Now I just need to figure out how the girlfriend wants to paint the body, this is her sportsman truck afterall...

TOM
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:49 PM   #7
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Great upgrade best shaft chassis imo.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:53 PM   #8
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Nice work on those spring "cups"! BTW, that is a nice cover on that lipo!
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:32 PM   #9
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Electronics and Battery plate for the front links







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I would consider only running 3 zip ties on that electronics tray. Leave one or both off at the chassis. It will limit flex, and add spring rate. It acts like tortion. Try making something that ties into your servo plate. That way, you can get the electronics lower

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Now I just need to figure out how the girlfriend wants to paint the body, this is her sportsman truck afterall...

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Don't lie. Thats just what you tell yourself, to justify spending $$ on it

You will like the way I am going to paint mine for this weekend


Looks good man. Super low CG. Nice
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:51 PM   #10
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Nice work Tom, cant wait to drive it. You still need to let me drive the the losi
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:50 AM   #11
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this is awesome Tom!! I can't wait to drive it when I come home!

I mean, it's not an XR10, but....
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:22 AM   #12
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I got the truck just about finished the other night and was able to drive it today at the ORCRC comp. It drove amazing to say the least! I have an Eritex dig I can mount up to it... Might just have to drive this instead of my LCC!

Here is a shot of the body all trimmed up and mounted



And I took the motor plate back out and trimmed some of the fat off of it. I also geared it down from 16/87 to 12/93, much better low end now



UPSKIRT!



Castor angle with my Gunnar Beef "Toobs". It was even higher before I spaced out the upper links 7mm.



Put some Ti Lundsford links on the steering



Next project is so bore some holes through this darn spool and get it on a diet! Hopefully the trans holds up in the meantime



Did I mention that the truck drove freakin' sweet today?!?

Jaybe, maybe if you would have came to the comp today you could have driven it

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I forgot to take a picture of how I set my gear mesh. Since one of the motor screws is covered by the spur gear, I drilled a 1/8" hole through the spur gear. Now I can fit my allen driver in with no problems!



I got some more Sweetness mounted up last night! These Eritex dig units sure are nice!





So with the dig unit installed - minus servo and still no HD trans parts; the truck weighs in just under 5lbs

I'm missing the shift fork for the dig, so after I get it this weekend I will have more updates!

And I still need to paint the body. Anyone have suggestions?

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And I still need to paint the body. Anyone have suggestions?

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How about rainbow colors? Show your pride!
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All i can say is WoW!
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All i can say is WoW!
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How about rainbow colors? Show your pride!

Got bored at work today and started painting it silver and metallic black (only colors I had behind the seat of my truck). I'll be sure to put in some pink accents though Dave!
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Are you running Traxxas drive shafts, or what are they?

Sorry for the newb question!

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Are you running Traxxas drive shafts, or what are they?

Sorry for the been question!

The driveshafts are from a Losi Comp Crawler. They have a metal CV joint at each end and are plastic in the center. They are light, slim and seem to take plenty of abuse. Also easy to modify length, unlike an MIP.

I didn't break a thing at SuperDave's house on Sunday, and that place is WELL known for breaking crawlers to pieces.
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The driveshafts are from a Losi Comp Crawler. They have a metal CV joint at each end and are plastic in the center. They are light, slim and seem to take plenty of abuse. Also easy to modify length, unlike an MIP.

I didn't break a thing at SuperDave's house on Sunday, and that place is WELL known for breaking crawlers to pieces.
Yeah, I should have tried harder, but somebody kept giving me dead batteries!
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Yeah, I should have tried harder, but somebody kept giving me dead batteries!

You should be happy Dave, last night I finally fixed that broken motor wire No more thinking I got a boat load of dead batteries


And I did a quick easy paint job last night. It was super cold in the garage and I didn't take my time, so there are some flaws in the paint. But it's not a big deal.. I cut the body sides too short anyways

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